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Scarlett O'Toole

Inside Kanye West's hectic love life as rapper celebrates 46th birthday with his new wife

Kanye West has become one of the world's most famous rappers over the years and he's certainly had the A-list romances to match.

The Gold Digger hitmaker was famously married to Kim Kardashian for eight years and also enjoyed flings with models Amber Rose and Julia Fox.

Kanye, who is celebrating his 46th birthday, has now seemed to settle into a more humble life away from the spotlight after tying the knot with Yeezy architect Bianca Censori.

The couple got married at a private ceremony back in January and have been spotted enjoying a number of PDA-filled dates, with the musician sporting a much happier demeanour.

As Kanye gets set to celebrate his birthday with his new wife, we take a look at all of the women who have dated the superstar rapper.

Sumeke Rainey

Kanye West has had a varied love life (AFP via Getty Images)

Kanye West was still dating his high school sweetheart when he started his music career.

The rapper even referenced his first love in his 2004 song Never Let Me Down from the record The College Dropout.

In the hit, Kanye said: "Nothing sad as that day my girl's father passed away. So I promised to Mr. Rainey I'm gonna marry your daughter."

However, their relationship wasn't to last.

Alexis Phifer

Alexis Phifer and Kanye West had an on-and-off relationship (WireImage)

Alexis Phifer had an on-and-off relationship with Kanye, legally known as Ye, from 2002 until 2008.

The pair originally split in 2004 when Kanye was skyrocketed to fame, however, they reunited a year later.

Kanye even proposed to Alexis in August 2006. However, their relationship came to an end 18 months later following the death of Kanye's mother, Donda West.

Brooke Crittendon

Brooke Crittendon was with Kanye West during his first split from Alexis Phifer (WireImage)
The rapper remained 'amicable' with his ex (GC Images)

Before proposing to Alexis Phifer, Kanye West enjoyed a brief fling with aspiring actress Brooke Crittendon.

The former couple met backstage at a gig and went on to date for a short while, with the pair even attending award shows together.

While their romance eventually fizzled out, Brooke admitted that the pair were still "amicable" in a 2009 interview with Essence.

Amber Rose

Amber Rose and Kanye West had a turbulent romance (PA)

After splitting from Alexis Phifer for the second time, Kanye West dated model Amber Rose from 2008 until 2010.

The couple had a turbulent romance and their breakup turned messy.

A decade after their split, Amber accused Kanye had "bullied" her for years after their breakup.

"You share two years with someone... you shout-out to the world how much you love them and how much fun you have with this person and then the person decides that this is not what they want their life to be," she said during an appearance on the No Jumper podcast.

Amber added: "I don't want my life to be like that. I'm not that type of person."

Kanye didn't respond to her claims.

Selita Ebanks

Selita Ebanks starred in Kanye West's music video (Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
She later denied a relationship had taken place (Getty Images)

Kanye West was linked to Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks in 2010 after the pair met during Paris Fashion Week.

Selita starred in alongside Kanye in the music video for his hit song Runaway and gushed about his "creativity and vision" in an interview with MTV.

Selita also said Kanye had "no ego" while they worked on set together.

However, she later denied that they had ever been a couple.

Kim Kardashian

Kanye West dated Kim Kardashian for 10 years (AFP via Getty Images)

Kanye West started dating reality star Kim Kardashian in April 2012 when she was still in the middle of her split from Kris Humphries.

Kris and Kim eventually finalised their divorce in June 2013 and Kanye proposed to his girlfriend just four months later.

The pair tied the knot in a lavish Italian ceremony in May 2014 and went on to have four children together - North, nine, Saint, seven, Psalm, five, Chicago, four.

In December 2020, the power couple sparked speculation they had split following a "big fight" and it was confirmed in February 2021 that Kim had filed for divorce from her husband.

The couple had a very public divorce battle, before it was finalised in November 2022.

Irina Shayk

Kanye Wets and Irina Shayk dated for just a few months (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Burberry)

Following his split from Kim Kardashian, Kanye moved on with model Irina Shayk, who appeared in the 2010 music video for his song Power.

The couple were spotted enjoying a romantic trip to France amid his divorce from Kim, with a source confirming their romance.

"They've been quietly seeing each other for a couple months," a source told Us Weekly.

A second source added: "He's always thought she was beautiful and they're both looking forward to seeing where this goes."

They called time on their relationship in August 2021.

Julia Fox

Julia Fox and Kanye West were spotted enjoying a dinner date in Miami in January 2022, with the pair said to be "having fun" together after connecting through mutual friends.

Days later, they put on a loved-up display as they attended a Broadway production of Slave Play.

However, their romance was short lived and they called it quits in February 2022 after less than two months of dating.

Chaney Jones

Kanye West dated Chaney Jones after his split from Julia Fox (Getty Images)

Chaney Jones was first spotted with Kanye West in January 2022, when he was still in a relationship with Julia Fox.

After Julia and Kanye split in February 2022, his relationship with model Chaney turned into more than friends.

When they started dating, Kanye and Chaney enjoyed trips to Utah and Japan and he also gifted her a limited edition Hermès bag worth $275,000 (£220,000).

However, the pair called it quits in June 2022 after their romance "just fizzled out".

Bianca Censori

Kanye West is married to Bianca Censori (GC Images)

Rumours first started circulating about a romance between Kanye West and Yeezy architect Bianca Censori in January 2023, when they were spotted enjoying a cosy date at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Beverly Hills.

Just days later, it was reported that the pair had tied the knot in an intimate ceremony.

While some people speculated about if the vows were legal, Bianca confirmed they were married in a TikTok video shared by a fan.

The pair have since been spotted out and about on a number of PDA-filled dates.

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